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SynQor Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Electronic design technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SynQor full-time

    Pros

    Awesome group of people to be working with.

    Cons

    The raises only come every 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to yearly raises or we will loose quality people.


  2. "Hypercritical Management"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Boxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SynQor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, coworkers, paid time off, health insurance, company events, internal promotions, tuition reimbursement, friendly reception, newer building, easy commute, first year dedication.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling unless you are part of the family, hypercritical management, hostile work environment, promotions of unqualified "process owners", lack of support for engineering staff.

    Worked here for 6 years. Started out as an entry-level employee, was promoted within the first year. Unfortunately this promotion was the farthest I'd go in my department. There is little room for growth unless you are in good with the family. Many changes in process owners, some unqualified people put in positions of power due to no one wanting to take on that particular department.

    Advice to Management

    Take a little more time to qualify your internal promotions. Many capable employees within, sometimes some only promoted due to their status or ties with the family.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nepotism runs rampant"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SynQor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great entry-level experience, exposure to PCB layout and a large amount of circuit-level de-bugging, some employees are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Very limited training, production management needs work, no defined management structure, nepotism between higher-ups, under-payed, over-worked

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on training and treating employees to a competitive compensation package


  4. "Exceptional company given the economic cliamate."

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    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SynQor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MIT Graduates are pros.. Engineering staff is well equipped mathematically and Cordial... They meet the customers needs.. They do not have board of directors nor a board of inverters which profits are not nebulously given to people with rational demands. Self determined: means that profits go to those in the company that earn, also they can take steps immediately to deal with environmental, social, and technological needs.

    Cons

    i will have to keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    Do not take the flack these reviewers are giving. Consentrate and excentuate what is positive. Second again ask for people opinion as they exit. If valid take steps that help Synqor.


  5. "Arrogance, nepotism, and horrible treatment of employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SynQor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The majority of lower level employees working there were nice and helpful. Many employees have managed to forge some sort of workplace culture in spite of the conditions

    Cons

    I wanted to run my car off the road every morning that I had to drive there. Non-existent training. Expect very long hours without the compensation to match. Management is largely composed of friends and relatives of the owner; nepotism is rampant, and rumors abound of affairs between executives and managers. Executives go to great lengths to assert their superiority and treat lower employees like garbage. Their "flat" management style just means that there is no clear direction for employees, despite having to answer to multiple bosses. But don't call them bosses!

    Advice to Management

    You will get more out of employees if you treat them better.


  6. "No Work Life Balance and Lack of Communication with Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, and employees are friendly. Location is very close to 495 and commutable. Some managers are great mentors, others are not at all.

    Cons

    Upper Management lacks communication skills, no opportunity for advancement unless you are related to upper management. No work life balance, managers require you to be there for 10+ hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Work on work life balance and opportunities for advancement. There is no direction for employees once they have been in their role for 1 year to 18 months. Job becomes stagnent.